Cricket Events Officer Internship, Lincs Cricket (June-Sept 2015)

Lincolnshire Cricket, the National Governing Body for cricket in Lincolnshire, are seeking to recruit a volunteer Events Officer with an interest in gaining valuable experience within sports development and events. The position will be part-time, involving one to two days work per week, and will allow the successful applicant to gain experience at a wide range of events within Lincolnshire, such as the Lincolnshire Show, Freshers Fayres, England U19 fixtures and the County Cricket Festival.
The placement will last the length of the summer season with support provided by senior development officers within Lincolnshire County Cricket Ltd. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS (CRB) disclosure. Opportunities to develop skills within the sports development domain include:

  • Working alongside experienced Cricket Development Officers and community coaches;
  • Engaging with external organisations within and outside of the sports development domain;
  • Receiving bespoke training and mentoring sessions;
  • Gaining valuable coaching experience (mediums such as Cricket Factory);
  • Experience in developing plans and risk assessment.

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin Spence or Andy Hibberd on 01522 528838.
Potential applicants should read the person specification and role profile carefully. CVs and covering letters should be returned to:
Kevin Spence, Chief Executive Officer, Lincolnshire County Cricket Ltd, Imprint House, Wrightsway, Lincoln, LN2 4JY or emailed to with ‘Cricket Events Officer Internship’ as the subject.

The closing date for applications is March 16th.

Lincolnshire Sport Talented Coaches Scheme (Deadline: 16th Feb)

Lincolnshire Sport have launched their Talented Coaches Scheme, which looks to support coaches through a tailored support programme and informative, needs-led personal development workshops.

Coaches will be supported over a twelve month period to develop knowledge, experience and skills specific to their current roles and in support of future coaching goals.

There will be a core programme of workshops and training delivered by expert tutors and coaches from different sporting organisations around the county.

Coaches will also have the opportunity to pair with a mentor and potentially view live coaching sessions. Through the programme coaches will also have the opportunity to be supported towards their next level of coaching qualification.

For more details about the scheme, eligibility criteria and how to apply, please go to the scheme website:

The closing date for applications is Monday, 16th February 2015.

Please note: the first workshop will be held on 2nd March at University of Lincoln and candidates must be available to attend.

Lincolnshire Sport

Volunteer Coaches & Web Designer Needed, Caythorpe Cricket Club

Caythorpe Cricket Club (in between Grantham and Lincoln) would like to recruit some volunteers to help with the running of their U11 team. They are looking for two Level 1 coaches who will be supervised by a Level 2 Coach, who will always be on site.  They are also looking for someone to design a web site for the team.

Winter training will start at the end of March at Northgate Sports Hall, and the club itself is based at Caythorpe (near RAF Cranwell).  The U11 team plays in the Lincolnshire League and the club anticipate having 15 – 20 players this year.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain mentored coaching experience at a well-established club. If you would like to know more, please contact Andy Hibberd at Lincolnshire Cricket.

British Cycling National Road Championships – Volunteers Needed!

The British Cycling National Road Championships are coming to Lincoln at the end of June 2015. The time trial will be on Thursday 25th June around the Wolds starting and finishing from Cadwell and the road race on the Sunday, starting and finishing in Lincoln. Friday and Saturday will also see smaller non-professional events around the Bailgate area (hill sprint and a sprint of a circuit around the Castle).

The organisers are still recruiting volunteers for the weekend. Details can be found at this web link –

As usual, any volunteering that you do can go towards your Lincoln Award as well as your overall personal development.


Careers Presentation: Sports Development (Thursday 15th January)

On Thursday 15th January at 5.45pm we are delighted to be able to welcome back two of our graduates to lead a seminar on careers in sports development: Leanne Woodhead (a Development Officer at Nottinghamshire FA, and an SES graduate) and Fiona Houghton (Sports Development Team, Newark and Sherwood District Council, and an SDC graduate). Leanne and Fiona will be talking about their current roles, and also about how they gained the experience and contacts needed to pursue the careers they wanted. The advice and knowledge they will share will be of interest and value to students wanting to work in any field, and all students are encouraged to attend! The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

The seminar will be in the Human Performance Centre, and you do not need to book in advance. Everyone is welcome!

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